debian distros with speech?

Kenny Hitt kenny at
Thu Feb 1 19:18:46 EST 2007

I believe an Orca package is now available in Debian experimental.
However, you will have a bigger problem running Debian's Gnome.  Debian
is still using Gnome 2.14.  There is a really nasty bug in Gnome 2.14
that causes gnome-pannel to crash when you enable accessibility.  The
solution is to upgrade to Gnome 2.16.  If you don't want to do that, I
believe upgrading all the gtk libs to version 2.10 from 2.8 will fix the


On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 10:42:23PM -0500, Karen Lewellen wrote:
> Hi all,
> Recently someone posted indicating that debian does not come directly with 
> speakup included in the distribution.
> I understand that there other locations from where you can download a 
> debian distribution containing speak up even if not the most recent Kernel
>   Is the same the case for Orca?
> and or is it possible to find  or even create a debian package that has 
> both screen readers?
> Forgive me if this is a strange question.  I am wanting to be certain the 
> distribution I get has speech and recall from reading other posts that 
> this is not quite as easy as it might seem.
> Karen
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